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their roovs two days after sandy, in scenes reminiscent of katrina. also reports of a desperate search for two children, swept away from their mom in the storm surge. and then word that the death toll had nearly doubled to 14. it was becoming clear that staten island, a sleepy enclave best known as the name sake for the famous staten island ferry, was a world away from the rest of this city which today was getting moving again. so, we hopped in the car outside of our office in manhattan, expecting a journey that would be made very difficult by the city's maddening post-storm grid lock. instead, the real problems became getting gas. we drove around northern new jersey for hours encountering lines and frustrated people. >> aggravating. that storm did its thing. knocked out everything. >> reporter: we were only saved by some relatives of one of our colleagues who brought us a two-gallon jug of gas. >> just keep it. >> reporter: it's okay. finally, we arrived. and look at what we saw next from our window. >> the transformer blew up and took the whole store down. that's my open sign to the store. i
and hurricane katrina. -- a van hurricane katrina. that and more coming up in the next hour. linda bell. back to you. >> see you soon. 39 degrees in the nation's capital. >> we are off to a cold start this morning. >> temperature is a going to be pretty steady throughout much of the day. we are watching for the first snowflakes of the season later on this afternoon. adam caskey is on snowflake what. good morning. >> good morning. we are expecting snow flakes for the evening commute. the driving to work is just fine. you'll notice blustery conditions for the midday. the drive home -- a light rain, but mainly some light snow. road temperatures are between 37 and 41 degrees, not expecting much accumulation on the road. there -- it will not be heavy enough in the washington area. especially during the rush hour as more cars are driving, that keeps the road temperatures up. closer to baltimore, a different story. heavier snow, and some accumulation on the roadways. grassy services, a little trace. that much possible later today. that is about it. still a one out of hand with this storm. look at th
, with representatives donna edwards and aaron schock, paul gigot, katrina vanden heuvel and greta van susteren. >>> hello, again. what a week in politics. with his victory in florida yesterday, president obama now has a sweep of the battlegrounds. 332 electoral votes. losing only indiana and north carolina from his 2008 total. the popular votes are still coming in. the president will come up about 8 million short of his 2008 tally. but, he's holding about 3 million advantage over mitt romney. we'll discuss how obama did and what's next for the gop and the governing challenges ahead? >>> but first, that friday afternoon bombshell. david petraeus resigns at the cia after the fbi uncovers his extramarital affair. pierre thomas is here with the latest. first came upon this several months ago. >> yes, it came to light after a woman in tampa tied to military got a peculiar, harassing e-mail. the woman was so concerned, she contacted the fbi, who, then, according to our sources, traced it back to paula broadwell, who wrote a book about petraeus. as the fbi continued to investigate, they discovered e-
, the tales it could tell. listen to this, one that has gone back and forth from louisiana, katrina, and new york for 9/11 and back. now back again the brotherhood of firefighters that is straight ahead. >> those are two cities that share tragedy, have tragedy in common. katrina down there. 9/11 up here. now another one with sandy. so that -- the bond, the fire truck, represents that. >>> also, we'll lighten the mood a little bit in "the skinny," she says, maybe not too much. she is going to be fine. talking about brooke burke from abc's "dancing with the stars," when the word cancer is involved we'll have to send her our very best thoughts and warm wishes. details of her condition. she is going to be okay the important thing. stay tuned for details coming up on that in "the skinny". >> what her doctors are telling her. our prayers and thoughts go out to her and her family. first, victims and relatives of those who died were in the courtroom as a judge reaffirmed that jared loughner would never again be a free man. >>> part of a plea deal, loughner was sentenced to seven consecutive life ter
all of this living through this for a second time is proof of how katrina changed the nation's psychology when it comes to storms. >> yes. >> how many lessons have been learned, dark days along the gulf coast in '05. see it playing out. closest thing to katrina since '05. you are seeing the country changed after the storm, even response on every level has changed as well. interesting to watch, yet again for sure. >> yeah. >> coming up next, images are almost too much for adults to comprehend. for children, the pictures from sandy could be downright heartbreaking and confusing. >> we'll show you what one familiar fuzzy face is doing to help them understand. ♪ we have all been assaulted by the sights and sound of hurricane sandy. they can be hard for an adult but overwhelming for a child. >> imagine what it is like for kids. gma anchor josh elliott has this story. >> reporter: we adults called it a super storm. amidst the ferocity of nature's wrath, it was just plain scary. how do you talk to kids about getting through the storm of the century. we got together with a panel of
paid a price katrina, and this president built it back up again, but not political people in, bupeople who knew what to is papaying off this week. >> colby? >> it also draws a sharp contrast between the candidates. utech president obama pushihing effort and the the vehicle to coordinate the effort, and you saying hey last year rid of femema enter the back to theties which shows no appreciation for the role that plays during that time of agedy. >> it is a nightmare for romney. >> it is,, especially if you are after women voters in ohio, the so-called waitress vote. th is an ad for a president who worries aut you. terrible for romney, and it stopped his momentum. polls are wrong and win anyway, but just ,ooking at the polls right now a.ma has got >> did romney have momentum, or was that just republicans been? >> he had the momentum after the first t debate and he decimated the lead -- >> but we have had three since --n >> but obama was never able to recapture the lead. >> i cannot say with certainty that there was momentum,o momentum. onok at the polls evy hour a sense, and you get .hat
.j. winnck has more. >> some are still living without power. >> this is our katrina. i expect the people of this state to be treated with the same level of compassion that the citizens were treated in the aftermath of hurricane katrina. >> it has added discomfort for this long island resident fighting a tough battle against cancer. for 11 days, this has been the only place she can keep warm. >> i'm disgusted. >> her power should be back on by the middle of next week, they say. until then, her husband is doing his best to fight off the chill. >> of long as i can keep her warm, happy. >> . gas to power their generators and drivers the fuel for their cars. 10 days after the killer storm mayor michael bloomberg is finally taking action instituting an odd-even gas rationing system. >> they should have done this from day one. >> gasoline will be available with license plate numbers ending in an odd number or a letter beginning today. plate numbers ending in an even number or zero can get gas starting on saturday. for the most part, it seems to have the intended effect of cutting down on aligns
, in some cases years after katrina. back to you. >> all right, dan. >>> disturbing images still out there. we've been seeing the long unprecedented lines at gas stations all over the areas of devastation. and gas shortages could make getting to the polls tomorrow a challenge to voters inside the storm zone. abc's alex perez joins us from h hasbrook heights, new jersey. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. check this out, there's already a long line of cars waiting to get to the gas station. like so many others, they're completely tapped out from those trying to get their generators running but help from the federal government could not come soon enough. overnight, the relief's slowly rolling in. fema distribution tankers at ten centers across new york and new jersey. others urge residents to finally fill up. the federal agency has delivered 8 million gases of gasoline and another 28 million gallons headed there. the long tines and people waiting hours for gas still growing. jessica has been without power for six days. she's finally able to get a generator but now needs gas. could anyo
for the red cross to help the folks out. again takes me back to katrina days. if this plan goes through with the fema trailers, need for temporary housing, there was a big situation down in louisiana where they found out months after the storm that there was a formaldehyde contamination inside the fema trailers. make sure as they segue into temporary housing they take precautions, ask about what you are getting. and a lot of problems and some law suits in new orleans after katrina. >> you heard the folks, asked to evacuate, leave, maybe go to a shelter, dry, dry land. but they don't want to leave their homes because of looting. >> yeah, people want to protect their property. can't tell somebody they can't. to lighter moments from our storm coverage. we know about the bromance between governor chris christie and president obama. there is word that christie found closure with a target of his unrequited love. >> the one, the only -- bruce springsteen. christie said yesterday he got a hug from the rock star at a recent benefit concert and was moved to tears. christie, he is a huge fan of sp
you. the rest of the world hears you. >> and stumbled with hurricane katrina. >> it is in many ways a tightrope act. they canceled campaign events but not the constant commercials. scaling back for the sake of sensitivity is a kinder approach. >> the facts are that romney will say anything, anything to win. >> they are back in campaign mode. some are buying up batteries and ordering generators to make sure they are ready for election day. military trucks are deployed to serve as polling places in some areas. >> week no virginias have seen the cameras quite a bit. there is something else that they are seeing more of. that is volunteers. rebecca cooper joins us to show us how the game on both sides has escalated to new levels. >> they have changed some of the technology they use in campaigns now. both sides know that volunteers getting out the vote, and campaigning to the grass roots could be the key to winning. you see the volunteers behind me making phone calls and the same scenario has played out in romney field offices. both sides wanted to win the ground game. it is super saturda
immediate affect. if you look at a storm, even a storm as great a as katrina, whh was obviously devastating to an entire region and probably greater in termss of its impact than the current storm, you did e it in the numbers during the one quarter in 2005, but the reund s extrememely quick. you cacan barely see e affect of the storm in gdp numbers after that. the one nice thing about our economy it tends to recover quite quickly. >> do you agree with that? what's your take. on top of everything you have this gas problem as well. everyone wanting gasoline and unable to fwet it. >> yep. my mother-in-law is out in new jersey. she got herower back on thursday. i was happy that she was okay. i think just the way we do the numbers has goofy implication that your house gets knocked down. you rebuild a new one. yoare no better o than you wewere before bit counts as an increase to the gdp because they are counting the part you are doing right now, not what was already there. >> what about the infrastructure the story? governor cuomo last week said when new york rebuilds it will rebuild better s. th
. she's bound to stay here alone. something she's endured before, during hurricane katrina. >> i know what bad damage looks like. my katrina house, all the way up to the ceiling. >> reporter: katie and her neighbors have created a support system of sorts. >> just all closer together. >> reporter: they meet up every night and talk and eat by candlelight. >> without you, i'd be lost. >> reporter: but warm thoughts aren't enough. and many here now fear things will only get worse as the nights grow colder. talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place. this car sandwiched between a utility pole. and this is the boardwalk. some people say they've heard they're not going to get power restored for another month. we kept hearing, where is fema? where is the red cross? where are the elected officials? >> it's heartbreaking, linsey. >>> there's questions about whether the devastation from sandy could be prevented from happening again. some say it's possible, looking to places around the world, special sea barriers made to protect cities. john muller is in new york, where the storm surg
an improm tu cookout. remember after katrina in new orleans, there was a bar on bourbon street that stayed open the entire time serving warm beer to anyone there. >> that's great. time now for a check on your business headlines. linda bell in new york city. hi, linda. >> abc news is being sued in a billion dollar defamation lawsuit by beef products claiming they damaged the company by saying that pink slime is unsafe. lawyers for abc news are asking the judge to toss out to lawsuit. the lawyer for the meat processor said it will oppose the mission to dismiss. meantime, starbucks coming to the rescue of many new yorkers. many still without power. starbucks in new york city that are open are packed with people using the free wi-fi and looking to recharge their cell phones and laptops. those of you feeling just a little bit hung over this morning, the period around halloween is second only to the super bowl for alcohol sales here in the u.s. halloween isn't just for kids. in recent years, more adults have been choosing it as an occasion to party
by sandy may exceed the number of cars destroyed by hurricane katrina. if this is the case, sandy would be the single largest disaster to ever impact the country's vehicles. it's important to note, if you're ever in the market for a used car in the near future, check for signs of water damage. and finally, if you aspire for your baby to be a leader one day like president obama, it helps if they were not born during the summer. citing a study from the researchers in british column bark "the philadelphia inquirer" says summer babies or those born in june or july are less likely to make it up the corporate ladder. that is, they are typically younger than others in their class and older kids in the same grade tend to do better and take on more leadership roles in the -- later in life. that is business news. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, i'm linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thanks so much, linda. both of you guys gasping with disgust, as she says summer babies aren't going to be c.e.o.'s. >> june, july. >> m
the folks down in the gulf coast experienced back in 2005 with katrina and found this online and wanted to read it and close out the week and show this way, a letter from new orleans to folks here in the northeast. it reads this "dear northeast, wow, is your week about to suck. potentially will continue to be so for many months but ultimately you'll come out it okay. people find a way. you will become very resourceful. you'll bond with your friends and neighbors in ways you never expected and you'll have a lot of love and help from the the rest of us from far away too. all that said i hope you're ready for a fight. there might be someone to tell you whatever happened it was punishment from god, you're an idiot for where you live and your homes should be abandoned, that you deserve this misery that the rest of us should not be responsible for taking care of, you're not worth saving. don't listen to those people. we know what you're going to. if you need to, call us. you can stay with us as long as you need to because when the crap flies we're all responsible for each other. it's the only
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